Journal Entries – Strength
March 28, 2011 by journalingarts
Another one of the journals I worked on in the Journey of Journals project and returned home and I am able to post photos of the pages I created as well as the few pages that were in the journal when I received it. The theme of this journal was Strength.
Note: if you right-click any of the images and select View Image, you will be able to see a larger, more detailed image.
The journal is handmade with a vibrant fabric wrapped around paper signatures that are stitched into the fabric. Paula, the journal’s creator, did a beautiful job of connecting her imagery to the journal’s design.
The theme of this journal was strength. Paula's intro page included a small envelope for everyone to include their name.
Her first spread is a mixed-media illustration. I love how she used different patterns and textures to create the design. The layering of items gives the pages a sense of depth and history.
Paula's second spread is layered with rich, vibrant colors and images.
My spread was created by altering a photo of a wolf I took at the International Wolf Center in MN. The image was printing on plain paper using an ink jet printer. I used a translucent, white, iridescent paint on the photo to give the image an otherworldly glow. Inks were added to the dark areas to increase contrast.
Another photo from my visit to the wolf center was used for my second spread. Multiple paint and gel medium layers were used to give the photo a painterly effect.
You can view the Strength journal in its entirety at the following link: Paula’s Journal.